NEW YORK (Reuters) – A rare, strange print from a Boris Karloff fear classical “The Mummy” that was likely to set a record cost for a film print during auction went unsold on Wednesday when no one bid a $950,000 smallest in a online sale.
Sotheby’s had likely that a work, one of usually 3 famous flourishing examples of a strange lithographic print from a 1932 film, would fetch adult to $1.5 million.
“Unfortunately, a work did not find a customer in a online auction that resolved today, though that does not in any approach detract from a importance,” Sotheby’s pronounced in a statement.
The auction residence described a square as “one of a rarest and many distinguished film posters in existence, and a seminal instance of a striking pattern pioneered by Hollywood studios during their ‘Golden Age of Horror.’”
The print set a record some-more than 20 years ago when it fetched $453,500, a cost exceeded final year when a print from “Dracula,” a 1931 fear film starring Karloff opposition Bela Lugosi, sole for $525,800 during auction.
Reporting by Chris Michaud; Editing by Leslie Adler